Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty is expected to miss a few weeks with a separated right shoulder, Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports.
McCourty was injured while breaking up a pass intended for Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress in the second quarter, taking a shot from teammate Sterling Moore in the process. Moore was flagged for an unnecessary roughness penalty.
Steve DeOssie, via Dan Roche of WBZ in Boston, reported the shoulder separation after the Patriots’ 37-16 win over the New York Jets. An official update is expected from head coach Bill Belichick on Monday.
A 2010 first-round pick out of Rutgers, McCourty made the Pro Bowl in 2010 after finishing tied for second in the NFL with seven touchdowns during his rookie season. McCourty has started all nine games this season, but has just three passes defensed and zero interceptions.
With McCourty out, the Patriots are wafer thin at cornerback. Phillip Adams, Antwaun Molden and Moore as the only healthy cornerbacks available to start opposite Kyle Arrington. At the end of last night’s game, wide receiver Julian Edelman was playing the position.